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The University of Queensland refurbishes IWC rooms

Staff and students gathered to celebrate the opening of IWC's new state-of-the-art teaching rooms.

The teaching rooms are for the exclusive use of IWC students, and provide high quality technology and teaching spaces that support IWC's hands-on, integrated teaching approach, and also include a lounge area for student use.

Professor Paul Greenfield, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland, opened the celebrations with a speech that highlighted IWC's innovative business model. While it is not entirely unique, Professor Greenfield said, there are very few examples in the world of universities joining together in such a way, which combines the strengths of all the institutions to enable them to achieve things that each one on its own could never do. IWC is one of the first of these models in the world, leading the way to more university collaboration in the future.

Dr Brian MacIntosh, IWC Senior Lecturer, thanked the IWC education team, which is drawn from all four IWC universities and IWC staff, for creating and supporting the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management to enable it to become the high-quality program that it is.

Three current IWC Masters students, from Malawi, New Zealand and Hawaii, spoke about their professional backgrounds, why they believe that integrated water management is important, and where they hope to take their careers after completing their studies.


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